Happy 2018, all! I hope you all had an amazing time ringing in the New Year! We ended up staying home New Year’s Eve, which was fine with me. I was all about a low-key NYE and decided to hunker down on the couch for a night of Jurassic Park marathon watching. It was then that I noticed the dog had been constantly licking her tailbone so we took a look and found an infected looking cut. Eeeks! We wanted to get it cleaned up ASAP so we took her to the vet that night to have it checked out. Fortunately for us, we made it back home 20 til midnight to watch the ball drop in Times Square. Unfortunately for Georgia, she has to wear the cone of shame for a few days.
Now that the NYE un-excitement is behind us, I wanted to share my top 10 beauty favorites from 2017. These are products that I use almost on the daily and are total must-haves in my beauty routine. Keep reading to find out what beauty favorites made the top of my must-haves list>>
Being the highlight lover I am, of course my list had to start with a highlighter! One of my most loved is the Fenty Beauty Killawatt Freestyle Highlighter, which is an ultra-luminous, super soft, crazy beautiful highlighter duo. You can read my full review on Fenty Beauty highlighters here.
The Physicians Formula The Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipstick is everything I’ve ever wanted in a liquid lipstick and so much more. While not a true matte (more of a velvet or satin finish), the formula is super hydrating and doesn’t settle into lips. The staying power is really good with little transfer and the colors are beautiful (Berry Healthy is my fave!).
I really wanted to hate the L’oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara because there was nothing that could top my beloved Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara… but this one comes damn near close. I’m super picky about mascaras because frankly, many of them do absolutely nothing for my lashes. This mascara on the other hand leaves them looking voluminous and full and has earned it’s spot on my beauty favorites list.
Olay Regenerist Whip Facial Moisturizer is one of the most unique, and interesting moisturizers I have ever tried, the formula has a really nice airy whipped texture and blends into skin nicely. I recently shared how this moisturizer is part of my winter skincare routine
There was no way this list was going to have just one highlighter listed, I have too many highlighter loves! One of my faves from this year is the Marc Jacobs Beauty Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter which looks absolutely gorgeous on the skin. The gel formula is super unique and has a beautiful shimmery glow finish.
I first tried the Olehenriksen Wonderfeel Double Cleanser when participating in an Influenster review campaign and ended up falling in love. The cleanser has amazing moisturizing properties, cleanses wonderfully and leaves my skin feeling SO soft. In fact, I love it so much I bought a backup to have once my original tube runs out.
If I were stranded on a desert island, I would most definitely need to have my IT Cosmetics Your Skin But Better CC Cream with me. It evens out my skin tone, is super lightweight, covers blemishes & redness and has SPF 50 for protection. I’ve featured this in several favorites posts in the past year and it continues to be my numero uno beauty favorite!
I was never much of a toner user until I tried the Pixi Glow Tonic and now I am obsessed! It works fantastic and taking off any extra makeup, dirt and oil that may have gotten missed when washing my face and it leaves skin looking pretty, fresh and glowy… and yes, that’s a custom bottle just for me. Thanks so much, Pixi!
My go-to eyeshadow palette this past year has been the Morphe 25B Bronzed Mocha Eyeshadow Palette. It includes 25 gorgeous neutral, mocha and bronze tones in a variety of finishes all for under $20. I featured it in my fall favorites and it’s still a go-to now.
My skin is on the dry side so having a good hand cream within hands’ reach is a must for me. I’m absolutely loving Perfectly Posh Big Fat Yummy Hand Creme in Posh Boss— it’s intensely moisturizing without being greasy and has a nice, soft floral scent. I keep one next to my sink, on my desk, in my purse… it’s a must-have!
What were some of your beauty favorites from 2017? Tell me in the comments below!
I love that CC cream and mascara! Those are some of my favorites too!
so many goodies i need to try!!
These are such great beauty products! I will have to check them out.
I need to try the Olay Whip products! These are all such great beauty picks!
So many great recommendations, thanks for sharing! Happy New Year & new beauty!!
Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels says
That CC cream is amazing, I love everything about it, just wish there were more shades. That Olay looks great!
Mary Powers says
Totally need to try all these out!! Been on the hunt for some great new products!
So many great products on this list! I also loved the Olay Regenerist Whip Facial Moisturizer. I’ve never used one so lightweight!
Amanda @ A Good Hue says
Yay, so glad you love it too! The texture is so unique and it does a really great job at keeping my skin feeling hydrated!
I really want to try the double cleanser you mentioned. I am OBSESSED with skincare so I really love hearing about new ways to pamper my skin.
Amanda @ A Good Hue says
The Wonderfeel Double Cleanser is almost like a moisturizer– it’s so hydrating and leaves my skin feeling satin soft. I also just started using the moisturizer from this collection and really like it as well. If you try the cleanser out, let me know what you think!
FENTY BEAUTY IS EVERYTHINGGG! omg and I still haven’t tried the Pixi toner everyone’s been raving about! Definitely on my list
Morgan Klein says
Sooo many great products. Thanks for sharing all of these!!!
These all look like great products! I love the IT Cosmetics CC Cream!
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Emily Wilkinson says
So many good items! Love that CC cream!
So many great products! I love that eye shadow palette! So many gorgeous colors to choose from!
Ahh that eye shadow palette is so pretty! The shades are all so gorgeous!
Oooh the Marc Jacob gel highlighter sounds fab!
Alexis Reliford says
I love Fenty highlighters!
I am obsessed with that mascara! I’m hoping to try some FENTY products soon 🙂
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Taylor Mobley says
I got that pixi toner with my name on it too!! How cute is that?!
I’m dying to try some of the Fenty products! I keep hearing rave reviews. And that Morphe palette is too gorgeous. I can see why you love it!
That IT Cosmetics CC cream is a 2017 fav of mine too!
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The Pixi Glow Tonic and Lash Paradise mascara are 2 of my fave products!! Obsessed!
Very nice! I’m still redeveloping my favorite beauty product list but my sister has been loving the Fenty highlighters. I’ve also got my eye on a morphe eyeshadow palatte (3502 in particular). It’s always fun to see what others have on their top lists. Thank you for this!
All such great products! I’m going to try that toner!
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Megan Elliott says
These are great picks!! I’m loving my Olay moisturizer but haven’t tried the Whip yet. Definitely will be in the near future!!
I’ll have to test the products
I still haven’t tried that Marc Jacobs highlighter but I’ve heard amazing things! I need to check it out!
mindy thompson says
LOVE the Pixi products! They are always a brand I reach for
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